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Gareth Bale

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by GGyid, 18 Jan 2012.

  1. StephenH

    StephenH Paul Stewart

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    It's sad to watch him now. He should retire or go to the US.
    He's taking the micky atm
     
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    Spur of the moment Pat van den Hauwe

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    We've seen it time and time again. Top players who have been out for a prolonged period failing to recapture their form until they've had a long run of games, sometimes a whole season.

    Never easy to tell, and hopefully I'm completely misjudging him, but on the face of it what does seem to be lacking with Bale right now is any real sense of urgency. He seems to be lacking the hunger and commitment that got him to the top in the first place. Perhaps because he feels he's 'been there, done that, worn the T-shirt'?

    If so Jose needs to put a rocket under him.
     
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    Superstaryid Paul McVeigh

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    For 300k a week Bale is simply running out of time unfortunately.
     
  4. Yiddo

    Yiddo Steve Carr

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    No wonder he was pushing for that move to Asia. Could walk around that league and still be seen as an icon.
     
  5. StephenH

    StephenH Paul Stewart

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    “Walk” steady there!
     
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    90291Spur Johnny Morrison

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    It would be great if he could run.
     
  7. We are Tottenham

    We are Tottenham Steed Malbranque

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    Bale is not an old man...How long did Sherringham play for?
    I can't understand why he's not more involved in the Prem...

    Its crazy...this player can win games...anyway Coys..
     
  8. StephenH

    StephenH Paul Stewart

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    Sadly not for quite a few years.
     
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  9. Baleforce

    Baleforce Bert Bliss

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    He won us the Brighton game not that long ago didn't he?
     
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  10. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Vic Buckingham

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    Yep
    But wasn’t deemed as capable last night as sissoko or lamela
     
  11. DeanoAustin

    DeanoAustin Simon Davies

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    You can't really compare him to Teddy. Teddy's strength was always his quick thinking and positional sense.

    A big part of Bale's brilliance was his explosive pace. That diminishes over time. That said, he should be much better than he is right now and bringing him back is looking like a mistake.
     
  12. StephenH

    StephenH Paul Stewart

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    okay he's fine
     
  13. Baleforce

    Baleforce Bert Bliss

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    Seems a bit off to dig him out in a game he didn’t play that’s all.
     
  14. Dicko

    Dicko Teemu Tainio

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    We should lock this thread until he at least starts a PL game. No point piling in on him when he's either injured, ill, not fully fit yet etc.
    Yes it's frustrating and it would be nice to have a peak back playing but there's plenty other targets to have a go at right now especially after last nights performance.
     
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    P.D. Chris Armstrong

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    I can't understand why he didn't come on last night for Sissoko or at least Moura/Alli. None are on form but that's 3 people a lot of teams would love to have on their bench when we needed a goal.

    Doesn't look like a clever move in hindsight but he's not started a league game yet, can he really be that unfit and if so then how's he ever going to get fit with a few 15-20 minute games every so often.
     
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    StephenH Paul Stewart

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    It absolutely nothing to with last night.
    He looks so unfit/injured/unprepared to play professional football.

    We need to just admit he’s not ready for competition at our level.
     
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    ricky2tricky4city Paul Robinson

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    If that was the case he wouldn't be on the bench.

    Jose's trust levels are so high, that in games where we are only 1 goal ahead he doesn't trust him. Ironic given many of these games haven't turned out well.
     
  18. StephenH

    StephenH Paul Stewart

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    When Jose plays Sissoko in attack I'm not so sure his decision process is that convincing.
     
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    We are Tottenham Steed Malbranque

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    I did not know we had played Fulham.first game I have missed for a while,so not very good on my part.There's so much going on!!

    I don,t know if Bale played so this may or may not be so relavent if he had played. He has won
    us one game this season even though not playing regularly. Maybe he,s just shrugging his shouders if Jose
    does not play him. Offcourse I don't know the whole situation or how fit he is..but as I said before it's ridiculous to
    right him off as being too old to compete again! Going to run through the Fulham thread now. GHod that is bad result
    considering all the other points we are throwing away.
     
  20. StephenH

    StephenH Paul Stewart

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    We are not writing him off we are giving a chance! His lack of preparedness for competition has bit him! This start in Madrid some time ago!
     

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